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Ethiopia – First Female Referee at a CAF Tournament

Lydia Tadesse becomes the first female referee at a CAF tournament. She has been chosen to referee the match between Namibia and Tanzania at the African Nations Championship (CHAN). While Stéphanie Frappart serves as a pioneer in Europe, the lines are also moving at the level of African refereeing.

Ethiopian referee Lydia Tadesse makes history this Saturday 23rd January as the first woman to referee a match of a major competition of the Confederations of African Football (CAF). Tadesse will also be assisted by female referees to make an all-female refereeing team for the game. A report by Yahoo.com, translated from French, read:

Appointed to referee Namibia – Tanzania, this Saturday 23rd January evening, Lydia Tadesse will become the first woman to referee a match of a major competition of the African Confederation.

While Stéphanie Frappart serves as a pioneer in Europe, the lines are also moving at the level of African arbitration. This Saturday, the Ethiopian Lydia Tadesse will become the first woman to lead a match in a major competition of CAF, the African Football Confederation.

Tadesse will officiate this Saturday 23rd January evening during the Namibia – Tanzania meeting counting for the second day of the group stage of the African Nations Championship.

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